Re: Policy wrt Important (was Re: dc and bc in Important?)
In your email to me, Bill Mitchell, you wrote:
> On 25 Jun 1997, John Goerzen wrote:
> > By the current definition of Important:
> > sendmail
> > * dpkg-dev should not be there since no experienced user of another
> > Unix would expect it
> > * lilo should not be there because lilo is not part of UNIX
> I read it differently:
> ``Important programs, including those which one would expect to find
> on any Unix-like system. If the expectation is that an experienced
> Unix person who found it missing would go `What the F*!@<+ is going
> on, where is foo', it should be in important. [...]
> I read an implication of "including, but not limited to, ..."
> into that.
> However, I could buy some of your arguments that other
> packages (providing cc, lpr, etc.) not currently considered
> Important should be considered Important by this rule because
> they pass the Unix person expectation test.
Anyone that works iwth Slowaris 2.5 or so will tell you that cc is
*not* part of the OS anymore..
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